The Academic Council of the European Institute of Communications unanimously voted to honour Justin Green President of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management with the prestigious Carmel Hegarty Award 2019. The award was presented to Justin at a ceremony which was held at their academic centre in Dublin.
Speaking at the presentation, the Chair of European Institute of Communications Academic Council, Ray Horan, stated “it was an honour as the professional body for
communications and PR practitioners in Ireland and Europe to present the award to an outstanding contributor to the profession of public relations in Ireland. His success as a practitioner is well documented both nationally in Ireland but also on a global platform. It is befitting to ensure that his professional status is acknowledged in his home country and the European Institute of Communications was delighted to do so”.
The Carmel Hegarty Award is presented to a contributor to the profession and who supports the development of professional academic Public Relations in Ireland. It has only been presented to 6 people in its 16 year history and has to be unanimously agreed by the Institute’s sitting Council. In addition to the award, Justin was made an Honorary Life Fellow and a Global Ambassador of the European Institute of Communications.
Director of Education of the European Institute of Communications and President of the European Institute of Public Relations, Eugene Grey commented “Justin Green has been an advocate for professional industry public relations education for decades. He has always recognised the importance that industry representative bodies, such as the European Institute, have in shaping, contributing and being able to modify and respond to ever changing trends. Justin’s appointment as the first ever Irish President of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management is an important stage in the history of PR in Ireland. It complements the status of many Irish PR & Communications practitioners working at the highest level in a global industry.
“Justin has taken the baton from his predecessors as President of the Global Alliance and highlighted the important role of professional and ethical practice of PR. We are proud to be members of the Global Alliance and are delighted with the increased communication and activity from the Alliance. We are looking forward to supporting the first ever Global Ethics Month initiative in February next year and will be hosting events in both Leuven, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland”.
The World PR Report is the definitive study of the global public relations industry, conducted annually by the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO). The 2018-19 Report will be published and available for download in October, 2018.
Every year it provides agency leaders with vital information on the composition and direction of the public relations industry. The Report includes the ranking of the top 250 global agencies developed by The Holmes Report, market analysis from regional leaders, and a report on agency growth, opportunity, investment plans, and talent challenges. Additionally, the report provides an analysis of where the global PR and communications industry stands today, how it has been performing over the past year, and what it predicts will happen over the next few years.
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The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management held four major events at the end of April in Oslo: the Association Leaders Workshop, the General Assembly of Members, the World Public Relations Forum (WPRF) and the launching of the Global Capabilities Framework.
Each of them connects with the mission and vision of the federation: to create networking spaces that contribute to the strengthening of the associative movement of communicators, to ensure the participation of members in the governance of the entity , to share knowledge from a global perspective and to guide the development of professionals by improving their communication, organisational and management skills, respectively.
In keeping with this vision of creating value for public relations professionals and the associations and academic bodies that bring them together, we have made significant changes to the bylaws. On the side of members, we have added a fourth category (educational and training organizations), in order to increase the range of entities that can join forces through the Global Alliance. And in the field of territorial development, we have approved the creation of regional councils, whose mission will be to strengthen the association in their geographical areas.
Overall, the changes introduced and the decisions made by the board are aimed at fostering the growth of the Global Alliance with an inclusive perspective in fulfilment of its mission: to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.
José Manuel Velasco
Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
A group of 34 candidates will hear various talks on EU Funding in Brussels on Thursday 26th April as part of their European Studies and European Public Affairs workshop being held between Brussels and Leuven next week.
European Institute of Public Relations students 3 day visit to Brussels (December 2015)
As part of the course programmes for both the European Institute of Public Relations' Post Grad Diploma in European Public Affairs and Diploma in European Studies students are required to make a three day site visit to Brussels. The stay combines a series of lectures and visits to the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament. During the visit on 2nd December 2015 to the offices of the European Council, President Tusk met with the President of Colombia when the EU signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement with Colombia. The EU’s relations with Colombia are built on political dialogue, trade, and development cooperation, and cover a wide range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues, whilst also helping to address the legacies of its internal armed conflict.
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